Local artisans to sell their unique creations at Uptown Village Market

Independent artisans will once again converge on Bixby Knolls as part of the Uptown Village Market to display their distinctly unique, handcrafted, often one-of-a-kind creations ranging from jewelry, ceramics, candles, baked goods, beauty products, fashion and accessories, and home-and-garden décor items. The gift market will take place Friday, June 1 from 5pm to 10pm, and Saturday, June 2, from 10am to 4pm, at the Expo Arts Center, 4321 Atlantic Ave.
The two-day event will showcase more than 60 local independent artists, crafters and designers in a butterfly-themed indoor setting.
From edgy assemblage-art creations to vintage-inspired items, the show will offer items that include: clothing for men, women and kids; handbags; accessories; art; ceramics; home goods; garden finds; plushies; jewelry; paper goods; edible treats; pet gear; bath & body products; and more.
The event will also offer craft workshops, a wine-tasting room, a book-signing and a booth offering homemade chili.
The event is free to the public, and opening night will be held in conjunction with the First Fridays Art Walk on June 1. Organizers are encouraging those who want to enjoy a more personable and relaxing experience to come out on Saturday, so they can truly take in all the offerings of the event.
Uptown Village Market will donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the event to the Expo Arts Center to help fund other community arts events. The event has been organized by Gallery Expo, Bella Cosa Boutique, and Inspired Adornments.

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